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Uttarakhand govt lifts COVID-19 restrictions from tomorrow as cases dip: All you need to know

Uttarakhand govt lifts COVID-19 restrictions from tomorrow as cases dip: All you need to know

As per the new order, the state government has, however, made wearing of masks mandatory in public place, workplaces and public transport

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami

Uttarakhand government on Thursday announced that it will cancel all state-wide COVID-19 restrictions from tomorrow, November 20, as virus cases in the state have declined.

As per the new order, the state government has, however, made wearing of masks mandatory in public places, workplaces and public transport. Spitting at public places is illegal and will result in fines and punishment, the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority further stated.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, said the state government on Sunday.

The positivity rate for the day stands at 0.29 per cent.

During the last 24 hours, 10 people recovered from the infection and no deaths were reported, taking the tally of active cases in the state to 177.

Ever since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the state has recorded a total of 3,44,043 COVID-19 cases out of which 3,30,304 people have recovered from the infection, 6,159 recovered patients have migrated out of the state while 7,403 people lost their lives to the deadly virus.

The current recovery rate in the state is 96.01 per cent and the death rate due to COVID-19 stands at 2.15 per cent.

During the last 24 hours, 24,999 beneficiaries received their COVID-19 vaccination. A total of 75,14,022 beneficiaries have been given the first dose of the vaccine while 43,32,669 beneficiaries have received their second dose.